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Phuket Kickboxer Murder Fugitive Lee Aldhouse Wins Right To Appeal Extradition

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Phuket kickboxer murder fugitive Lee Aldhouse wins right to appeal extradition

Phuket Gazette

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British fugitive Lee 'The Pitbull' Aldhouse has won his right to appeal extradition to Phuket to face murder charges. Photo: James Goyder

PHUKET: -- The return to Phuket of fugitive British murder suspect Lee Aldhouse remains on hold, as the kickboxer has won the right to appeal an extradition order, the UK media has reported.

Lee Aldhouse, 27, successfully fled Thailand after he allegedly stabbed American Deshawn Longfellow to death in August 2010. He was later arrested at Heathrow Airport on an unrelated charge when he tried to re-enter the UK.

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) in Bangkok, citing a preponderance of evidence in the case, moved quickly to request the extradition of Mr Aldhouse, known as “The Pitbull” in boxing circles.

Learning from past mistakes, the OAG assured the British Government that he would not face the death penalty if convicted.

Despite British Home Secretary Theresa May previously claiming Aldhouse “had forfeited his right” to appeal extradition, two senior judges have now ruled his complaints were “far from frivolous” and allowed him to press ahead with his High Court challenge, according to a report today by the Birmingham Mail.

Mr Aldhouse has argued his extradition should be blocked because conditions in Thai jails breach Article 3 of the Human Rights Convention, which prohibits “inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”, according to the report.

In a development described as “Kafkaesque” by a senior judge, Mrs May claimed he should not be allowed to appeal because he had failed to correctly inform the Home Office of his ongoing legal battle, said the news report.

However, two judges have now ruled that the Home Secretary’s administrative objections should not get in the way of Mr Aldhouse’s request to appeal.

“Whichever way the issue might go, it is far from a frivolous one… The issues are of sufficient importance and arguability for it to be only just that the appeal be heard. Accordingly, we find against the Government of Thailand and Home Secretary on this preliminary issue,” one of the justices wrote.

Like most Thai penal facilities, Phuket Provincial Prison is overcrowded with inmates, about three-quarters of which are serving time on drug-related charges.

The Thai government, in the midst of its latest anti-drug offensive, is reportedly considering ways to better separate drug convicts from the general population.

However, the move is not being pursued as a way of improving conditions, but rather as a way of stopping drug dealers from continuing to run their operations from the inside.

No date was set for the full hearing of Mr Aldhouse’s appeal.

Source: http://www.phuketgaz...ticle12343.html

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-- Phuket Gazette 2012-02-18

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Ohh boo-hoo, poor steroided out freak murderer might be subjected to inhumane conditions in a Thai prison.

Can someone enlighten me on British Prison conditions, is it tea and crumpets at noon?

O.K., lets compromise, try him in the U.S. and send him to a U.S. prison, lets see how the jerk fares once inside there.

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Sounds like Mr.A is assuming he will be found guilty. If he is innocent he has nooooo worries eh. angry.png

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Another long term potential resident for the Bkk Hilton surrounded by Mars Bar Creek

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Although Mr. Aldhouse might be right about the sub standard conditions in a common Thai jail, he should have thought about that BEFORE he cowardly killed a fellow holiday maker on the island of Phuket.

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He will be convicted for Pre-Meditated murder and will spend his time in a Thai Prison and rightfully so. Could not beat the Yank in a bar fight so stabbed him to death later.

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so the pitbull loses the fair fight and then goes and stabs the guy who beat him in a fair fight?

so we are looking at premeditated as he dropped into a 711 to get a knife if i remember correctly

then fled the scene via a back door in Cambodia

now this legal challenge in the high court is not cheap and so whos paying

not that I care but it will be expensive so big pockets are somewhere in all this

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I would imagine legal aid would be picking up the bill for the appeal.

Not to worry, he has only won a right for an appeal to be heard. Hopefully sane heads will prevail and he will be extradited.

I fail to see what the conditions of the jails have to do with it if he is innocent. Guilty mind, already thinking of what life will be like in jail.

Hope some yank servicemen get a hold of him and teach a few lessons the only way he will understand.

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<snip>I would imagine legal aid would be picking up the bill for the appeal.

Yes, most likely the British taxpayers are footing the legal bill.

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As I posted way back when this first went down

He will never serve a day in a Thai Jail the UK will NEVER extradite him, all he has to do is show the picture of the Naked UK ex punk rock singer that was left to die in a Pattaya prison until Andrew Drummond reported on it and it turned out he just needed his meds but in the meanitme he was beaten and left to die chained to a Thai prison bars

that picture alone will win the case for Aldhouse

DK

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Just curious so if his appeal is successful and he cannot be extradited what happens then is he a free man or is there any way they could try and sentence him in the uk

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Just curious so if his appeal is successful and he cannot be extradited what happens then is he a free man or is there any way they could try and sentence him in the uk

At some point perhaps the yanks will get involved if he does not face his accusers. And yes, if he is not working he will get free representation. angry.png

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How stuffed up is the British "justice" system.

They're doing all they can to prevent this viscious, murdering (alleged), thug from being extradited to face up to the consequences of his crimes. Justice for the victim apparently not a consideration.

The same system that refuses to deport a convicted terrorist back to his own country, even though he has no right of residence in the UK, because they don't like how the evidence against him was found.

The same justice system that has kept an online blogger (who embarrassed several governments by publishing truthful documents) in custody for years on trumped up rape charges for which no evidence has ever been presented to the appeal courts!

No wonder seemingly half the population of Britain has moved to Thailand!

Eat yer heart out Gary Glitter!...What a great world we live in as long as you are a low life sh.t scumbag and you can be rehabilitated and protected by politically correct 'self serving' lawyers and politicans'/ Lord Longfords and of course you aren't a honest law abiding taxpayer!!!Forget about the victims(did it really happen anyway?)Just keep paying your taxes folks and let the under achievers and overpaid tossers in Brussels and 'The Hague' keep influencing what we all know as common sense and justice...Off my soap box now!!
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